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Apr 18, 2013 4:00am PDT
. today president obama plans to travel to boston for a memorial service. and susan mcginnis is in boston. susan, good morning. >> reporter: anne-marie, good morning. a man in this lord & taylor surveillance video is seen dropping a bag near the finish line, and the image matches the account of images of those who saw a man seen leaving the scene. this could be the first major break in this case. the scene of the second bomb that went off during monday's boston marathon may give us our first look at the suspected bomber. sources tell cbs news that a security cameras at a lord & taylor store captured a man leaving a bag in the area just before the blast. the suspect is described as a young white man seen carrying a back pack and talking on a cell phone. sources say he was wearing a black jacket, a gray hoodie, and a white baseball cap turned backward on his head. just after the first bomb went off, the suspect left the scene. moments later the second bomb detonated. investigators are also looking at cell phone records hoping to match one of the calls to the man seen in the video. >>
CBS
Apr 17, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. a short time ago, mr. obama brought some of the newtown families and gabrielle giffords into the rose garden at the white house. major garrett was there. major? >> reporter: scott, somber and frustrated, president obama said the gun control debate will not end because the senate could not muster 60 votes for expanded background checks. he stood, as you said, with some of the sandy hook families. mark barden, who lost his son daniel in that mass shooting, spoke first and said washington has not heard the last of this issue. >> we'll return home now disappointed but not defeated. we return home with a determination that change will happen. maybe not today, but it will happen. it will happen soon. we've always known this would be a long road, and we don't have the luxury of turning back. we will keep moving forward and build public support for common- sense solutions in the areas of mental health, school safety and gun safety. >> reporter: with his wife and two surviving children beside him, barden spoke of his son daniel and recited what is known in newtown as the sandy hook promis
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Apr 15, 2013 5:30pm PDT
killer. president obama has vowed to find and bring to justice whoever was behind the deadly terrorist attack today at the boston marathon. two bombs went off as dozens of runners were crossing the finish line. one explosion near the reviewing stand injured bystanders and knocked some runners off their feet. and second later there was another blast just down the block. at least two people have been killed, more than 120 wounded and many of them are in critical condition at this hour. rescuers pulled the injured away in wheelchairs at one point. at least one bomb that did not explode was reportedly recovered at the scene but there is conflicting information about that as this story continues to develop in the evening. tonight downtown boston is essentially locked down. police have urged people to go home and avoid large crowds just to be safe. the attack came at the end of the boston marathon, one of the oldest and most famous of the world's marathons. a grueling 26-mile race into downtown boston ending on boylston street. we have a team of correspondents covering every angle of the att
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Apr 18, 2013 4:30am PDT
explosion was anything other than an industrial accident. >>> it is 4:34 now. president obama planning to visit boston today to pay tribute to victims of the marathon bombings on monday. the death toll from monday's explosion remains at three with more than 170 injured including some who had to have their limbs amputated. surveillance video appears to be the focus of the investigation now and as susan mcginnis reports, images show at least one suspicious man just before the explosions. >>> reporter: the scene of the second bomb that went off during monday's boston marathon may give us our first look at the suspected bomber. sources tell cbs news that security cameras at a lord & taylor store captured a man leaving a bag in the area just before the blast. the suspect is described as a young white man seen carrying a backpack and talking on a cell phone. sources say he was wearing a black jacket, a gray hoodie and white baseball cap turned backwards on his head. just after the first bomb went off, the suspect left the scene. moments later, the second bomb detonated. investigators are als
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Apr 23, 2013 4:30am PDT
. >>> president obama will head to texas to visit the town where a deadly explosion happened last week. a fertilizer plant blew up in west, texas killing 14 people and destroying about 50 homes. more than 200 people were injured. on thursday, mr. obama will view the damage and then attend a memorial service at a college in nearby waco. >>> 4:48 now. more earnings reports will come out today including apple, at&t and delta airlines. nearly one-third of the companies in the s&p will report the results by the end of the week. the reports have been pretty good so far. on wall street the dow reversed its early slide and gained 19 points yesterday. nasdaq climbed 27. >>> your automated teller machines, atms, might become more versatile soon. some of the nation's largest banks are testing machines to let customers actually have a live video chat with the teller and receive exact changes. the new atms will also allow you to split deposits between accounts and make loan and edit card payments, as well. > your ne purchase could cost you more. a proposed sales tax would demand online retailers with
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Apr 24, 2013 7:00am PDT
story out of washington. president obama invited all 20 female senators over to dinner it at the white house. or one guy said, man, i miss that job. >> this morning's eye opener presented by prudential. >> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning, norah. >> good morning, charlie. we'll start in boston. >> new details in the bombing investigation. investigators in southern russia, talking to the parents of the tsavraev brothers. tamerlan sar ever bought gun powder from a new hampshire store in february. >> his uncle says he fell under the influence of a man known as misha. also on tuesday, funerals were held for the youngest victims. 8-year-old martin richard and sean collier. he is the m.i.t. police officer gunned down on thursday night. we start our coverage with don dahler in boston. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. good morning to the viewers in the west. a memorial service will be held for slain m.i.t. police officer sean collier. thousands of police officers from around the country are expected to attend, as is vice president joe biden. meanwhile, investigato
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Apr 22, 2013 12:00pm PDT
children's hospital and got a visit from first lady michelle obama last week. >>> a marin running company will hold a special run tonight in honor of those affected by the boston marathon bombings. runners will leave from ross common park at 6:45 for the 2.5- mile run. they will wear blue and yellow in honor of the marathon's official colors. >>> we'll have continuing coverage of the boston marathon bombings right here on kpix 5 and kpix.com. >>> following the events in boston, san francisco's police chief is floating this idea around: put security cameras on market street. they would be used to monitor big public events and even parades. kpix 5 reporter elissa to it and joins nowiookg more. >> reporter: policeeg hr wants cameras along market street because so many of the city's big events happen right here. for example, new year's eve celebrations, the giants parade after they won the world series, the pride parade are just a few of the events that have brought huge crowds to market street. there are already private cameras along here. but chief suhr wants more. at a roundtable m
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Apr 18, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: the big break in the case came just hours after president obama delivered a rousing speech to the bombing victims and to the city of boston itself at a service. [ applause ] >> reporter: president obama came to boston with an inspirational message for the victims of the marathon bombings including those who lost limbs in the attack. >> we will all be with you as you learn to stand and walk and, yes, run again. of that i have no doubt, you will run again. [ applause ] >> reporter: the first lady and former massachusetts governor mitt romney were among the dignitaries who joined the president at the historic cathedral of the holy cross. the president said the deadly attack did not intimidate the city of boston. >> it should be pretty clear by now that they picked the wrong city to do it. not here in boston. >> reporter: the president also visited with marathon volunteers and thanked them for helping victims at the bombing site. the fbi says ever since they placed those two photos on their website, they have seen a record number of hits as well as a surge in the emails
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Apr 17, 2013 12:00pm PDT
: president obama will be in boston tomorrow to attend a memorial service for the victims. what is not yet clear is whether there is more than one person involved in the plot. authorities continued to request assistance from the public asking for tips to try to track down those responsible for the bombings. reporting live in boston, i'm randall pinkston, back to you. >> thank you. >>> we are expecting a news conference from the fbi on the latest developments coming up later today. here's what we know now. sources say a suspect or person of interest has been identified less than 48 hours after the deadly attack in boston. the man signed in the surveillance video at the second blast location, sources say he was seen placing a backpack on the ground while talking on his cell phone. the man was wearing a black jacket, a gray hooded sweatshirt. he also had a baseball cap on backwards. sources say kitchen pressure cookers were packed with explosives, nails and other lethal shrapnel and used during the explosion. of course, we'll have more on this developing story on the news at 5:00 and you
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Apr 22, 2013 6:00pm PDT
obama administration could step in and make adjustments and a lot of people hinting that politics are already being played. several people from the obama administration are saying pressure the faa. tell them you want them to find a different way to balance their budgets. it doesn't have to be by putting these workers on furlough. they could tighten their other budget considerations. we'll see what happens when it really gets busy. ken bastida, kpix 5. >>> the next time you're getting ready to travel, you can check the status of your flight on our website, kpix.com. >>> federal officials are delaying a policy that would allow small knives, bats and other sports equipment on planes. the tsa says that the policy change has been delayed to accommodate feedback from an advisory committee made up of aviation industry, consumer and law enforcement officials. the change was to go into effect thursday. >>> coming up in our next half hour, another terror plot this time targeting mass transit. where the suspects allegedly planned to bomb a train and their ties to al qaeda. >> everyone that s
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Apr 24, 2013 4:00am PDT
. >>> investigators looking into the ricin-laced letters sent to president obama and others have focused. charged have been dropped against a mississippi man paul curtis, and last night they searched the home of another man. no charges have been filed and dutschke has not been arrested. both men say they had nothing do with the letters or the deadly poison. >> when you've been charged with something you've never heard of in ricin or whatever -- i thought they said rice. i said i don't even eat rice. >> curtis said he would never threaten officials. curtis and dutschke know each other and attorneys say dutschke framed curtis. >>> on the "cbs moneywatch" hackers target the "associated press" and apple sales fly. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning, ashley. >> good morning to you anne-marie. hackers attacked the "associated press's" twitter account. the tweets falsely reported explosions in the white house and that president obama had been injured. the news sent the dow plunging 143 points, but it quickly recovered when the a.p. corrected that report. the syrian elec
CBS
Apr 18, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: the big break in the case came just hours after president obama delivered a rousing speech to the bombing victims and to the city of boston itself at a service. [ applause ] >> reporter: president obama came to boston with an inspirational message for the victims of the marathon bombings including those who lost limbs in the attack. >> we will all be with you as you learn to stand and walk and, yes, run again. of that i have no doubt, you will run again. [ applause ] >> reporter: the first lady and former massachusetts governor mitt romney were among the dignitaries who joined the president at the historic cathedral of the holy cross. thesident said the dy attack did not intimidate the city of boston. >> it should be pretty clear by now that they picked the wrong city to do it. not here in boston. visited witharathon volunteers and thanked them for helping victims at the bombing site. after the fbi posted images of those two suspects on their website, they had a record number of hits. in fact, at one point the website even crashed. we have one other tidbit of information to sh
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Apr 19, 2013 5:00am PDT
intensive care unit today. 11-year-old aaron hern had a visit from first lady michelle obama yesterday. here's a picture. she gave him a stuffed toy and e 6tther is now resident. recovering from severe shrapnel wounds to his leg. not clear how much longer he will be in the hospital, but he is on the mend. >>> yesterday's "new york post" cover showed two people that the publication said the fbi was looking for in connection with the boston marathon bombings. it turns out those men were innocent. 17-year-old [ non-english language ] of massachusetts learned about the cover online. he and his friend went to talk to the police and were later cleared but the man a track star is worried he will never recover from the implication. >> people lost family, [ indiscernible ] all the blame is going to be on me for -- i can tell you, it wasn't me. >> he said he is worried it will have an impact on his college applications. the post has updated its story online reporting the two men have been cleared by investigators. but they didn't add any commentary on its decision to highlight them on
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Apr 17, 2013 1:35am PDT
family with their medical bills. >>> president obama plans to travel to boston on thursday to attend an interfaith service for the victims. >>> meantime forensic experts are working around the clock to gather evidence. it's pain staking work. they're looking at every last shred of the two devices across the crime scene that spans blocks. this is our first look at what one of the bombs might have looked like before it went off. viewer photos sent to whdh in boston show a bag next to a mailbox in front of the crowd. after the explosion, it's gone. a sharon chen tells us now these bombs, they're not very difficult to build, right. >> no, they aren't, liz. at least one of the bombs was inside an appliance you may have in your kitchen but hidden in a backpack. investigators also found a circuit board they believe was used as a detonator. >> these photos give the first look at the deadly device, a mangled pressure cooker that the fbi says was laced with nails, bbs and ball bearings causing devastating injuries. retired fbi agent frank doyle says it's clear the intent was maximum damage. >> yo
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Apr 23, 2013 4:00am PDT
. it's going to cost a lot more. >> reporter: critics argue president obama wants the public to feel the effects of sequester to create pressure so that there are changes in it. >> we have looked after passengers for 4 1/2 years. the last thing we want to do is disadvantage the flying public. >> cheryl attkisson, cbs news, washington. >>> disgraced former new york congressman anthony weiner has a new twitter account. weiner resigned two years ago after being caught posting lewd photos of himself on twitter. he also sent inappropriate messages to several women. on monday he launched @anthonyweiner. the new account features his policy ideas for new york city. it is believed he plans to run for mayor. >>> woodstock icon richie havens has passed away. he was the first musician to perform at the 1969 festival and kept playing for three hours when other artists arrived late. the folk singer was well known for his cover of the beatles "here comes the sun." richie havens died of a heart attack monday. he was 72. d o a heart attack. was good thing there's bounty select-a-size. it's the smalle
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Apr 16, 2013 4:30am PDT
obama vowed to find those responsible for the bombing. >> any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: white house officials say they are treating the bombings as an act of terrorism. susan mcginnis, cbs news, boston. >>> investigators are doing a thorough search of boston, as many as two unexploded bombs turned up near the end of the course and were safely disarmed. another device under a grandstand was not a bomb. one man was questioned, a saudi national spotted near the scene of the explosions right before those bombs went off. >> when the blast happened, he began to run. now, in context, a lot of people began to run, a civilian who thought this individual was acting suspiciously chased him and tackled him and turned him over to place saying i saw him over there acting suspiciously and he ran. that may mean a lot. it may mean nothing at all. >> investigators say the saudi man is being cooperative and is denying any involvement. he has not been arrested or charged. >>> here at home, transit agencies are stepping up
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Apr 22, 2013 11:00pm PDT
convicted. president obama called both the fbi and boston police to praise their coordination. live in boston, adriana diaz. back to you, juliette. >>> and there was a big smile on aaron hern's face today. ty brandon moss and right fi der reddstopped by to see how he was doing. aaron's classmates wanted to make sure he knows they've got his back. they sent him this get well video on youtube. the teacher took the camera room to room, with kids offering signs of encouragement. >>> it's no secret. san francisco has long struggled with the issue of homelessness. >> now the city is blaming another state for adding to the problem. who is accused of giving poor mentally ill patients a one-way ticket to the bay. >>> and they're high-tech, wealthy and they claim to be eco-friendly. the bay area area cities that are vying for the title of biggest water hogs. >>> this is the genetic twin of the stump that was cut down in 1890. >> how a tree cut down more than a century ago could live on for thousands of years. there is no mass-produced human. so we created the extraordinarily comfortable sleep nu
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Apr 23, 2013 11:00pm PDT
president obama and two other officials. today the charges were dropped oof fbi couldn't find any indication of ricin or other evidence in his home. >> when you've been charged with something and you never heard. i thought they said rice. i said i don't even eat rice. >> now, the fbi is searching the home of another mississippi man looking for evidence. they say the new suspect knows curtis and holds grudge gensz him so may have tried to frame him. >>> take a looks at this. police released this process sketch of what shane ennis would look like today at age 32. this is what he looked like at 22. he was last scene in the arch stroen apartment complex in mrez santon hours before he was tu in court for a tui charge. all warrants for his arrest have since been dropped. police say this is an active missing person investigation. >>> meanwhile there they be new lead for one of the bay area's most wanted men. investigators think 42-year-old dimitri storm picked up a woman hitchhiking in san mateo county yesterday. that woman noticed the driver had a knife so she got out in palo alto. she
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Apr 23, 2013 7:00am PDT
without delaying air travelers. why won't president obama let them? but the president's transportation department head says there was no other choice. >> we cut contracts, we eliminated temporary employees, we looked everywhere possible to avoid the kind of furloughs that are now taking place. >> reporter: he puts the blame on congress for agreeing to automatic, across the board budget cuts. >> now it's up to congress to look at a very dumb way of budgeting and change it. critics point to other areas of the faa they say could be cut instead of air traffic controllers, for example, a three billion airport improvement fund that so far hasn't been touched by the budget cs. char >>> much of the midwest is expecting rain today. that means more trouble for cities and towns along the mississippi river. they face serious flooding when the big river crests later this week. other areas underwater right now. dean reynolds in peoria illinois. the river is reaching a record high crest. >> good morning, charlie and norah. you can see peoria bracing for bad news. sandbags up along the illinois river
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Apr 17, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. >>> with new information about the man the feds say sent letters that were poisoned to president obama and a u.s. senator from mississippi. his name is paul curtis. he has been known to local law enforcement, for what we don't know. and he would sometimes work as an elvis impersonator. the letters that contained a white powder said, quote, no one wanted to listen to me before. what does that mean? so far, nobody is saying. preliminary tests say the white powder is the poison radio ricin. >>> the president didn't mince words today. he called it a shameful day for washington. >> there were no coherent arguments as to why we wouldn't do this. it came down to politics. the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections and so they caved to the pressure. and they started looking for an excuse, any excuse for vote no. >> the measure had 54 yes votes but it needed 60 to beat a republican filibuster. five democrats also opposed the plan. both california senators voted in favor. >>> coming up, we'll continue our coverage of the latest on that huge explosi
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Apr 18, 2013 7:00am PDT
poison tainted letters, one to president obama. >> and all that matters. >> the senate rejects a bill that would have approved background checks for gun owners. >> an emotional moment in boston as the city hosted its first major sporting event since the bombing. ♪ and the home of the brave >> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning, norah. >> good morning, charlie. a lot of breaking news overnight. the people in the town of west in central texas, waking up to a scene of destruction. a fertilizer plant caught fire, exploded last night. one witness says the force of the blast was like a tornado. >> the town of west, home to 2,800 pe,28 miles north of waco. here is what we know about the explosions. police believe 5 to 15 people have died. 160 people were injured. the explosion flattened homes and businesses in a four-block area around the plant. the cause is unknown at this hour, however, they say there is no indication yet of foul play. and manuel bojorquez is covering the damage. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. investigators are in search and rescue mode, goin
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Apr 17, 2013 5:00am PDT
person killed was a boston university grad student. president obama arrives here tomorrow morning. he will speak at a service for the victims of this terror attack. meanwhile, marathon organizers say the boston marathon will go on next year. in boston, susan mcginnis, back to you. >> thank you. >>> and we are getting our first look at what one of the bombs might have looked like before it went off. check the two pictures. viewer photos sent in to whdh tv in boston show a bag next to a mailbox in front of a crowd. after the explosion the bag is gone. >>> a bay area community is reaching out to help a victim of the bombing. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in martinez home of a 12-year- old who is still in a hospital over in boston. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. aaron hern is still in intensive care at boston children's hospital. but he is going to live. his mother posted an facebook last night saying -- on facebook last night saying the 12-year-old communicated with nods that he is okay and comfortable but frustrated without the ability to communicate.
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Apr 22, 2013 5:00am PDT
laced with ricin to president obama and a senator is due back in court today. paul kevin curtis denies any involvement but an fbi agent says the letters contain lines that are also on the suspect's facebook page. indentations on the letter possibly from envelopes that were on top trace back to two of the suspect's former addresses. >>> doctors this morning are warning temperatures to stay away from the cinnamon challenge. the dangerous stunt has been depicted online in which someone swallows a spoonful of ground cinnamon in 60 seconds. you can't have any water. doctors say doing that can lead to breathing problems and collapse a lung. at least 30 teens needed medical attention because of the stunt last year. you know, great in your cookies. oh, man. can't imagine. >> not swallowing it whole. >>> time now 5:50. it's helped make thousands of movie memories. now a bay area city is fighting to save a cultural landmark. >> legally busted. reese witherspoon makes her first comments since her shocking weekend arrest. details coming up. [ male announcer ] every day, your car takes you to work,
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Apr 23, 2013 5:30pm PDT
the white house and barack obama i#( injured." a group called the syrian electronic army claimed responsibility. but the identity of the a.p. hacker has not been verified. the phony tweet appeared at 1:07 p.m. eastern, and a panic sell- off began on wall street. the dow jones average fell nearly 150 points in two minutes. at 1:12 p.m. the associated press announced it had been hacked. the market regained the losses five minutes later. recently the syrian electronic army claimed it had infiltrated other news organizations, including cbs news program "60 minutes" and "48 hours" as well as national public radio and the bbc. the securities and exchange commission and the f.b.i. are investigating the hack-attack on the associated press. investigators tell us, scott, the syrian electronic army sympathizes with the regime of assad as it clings to power in damascus. >> pelley: major, thank you. there was a twist into the investigation into letters containing the poison ricin that were mailed to the president and two other politicians. the mississippi man accused of sending them, paul kev
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Apr 20, 2013 7:00am PDT
and the shut down during the manhunt. at the white house president obama said boston's residents and police acted with resolve and bravery. >> because of their determined efforts we've closed an important chapter in this tragedy. >> it is not clear when authorities will be able to interrogate tsarnaev. police say he is in serious condition and not communicating. >> the investigators continue their search for answers. they want to know w these two brothersldhoific terrorist act f they had any help. back to you. >> thanks. local and federal investigators are now still trying to determine whether the two brothers had any help in their bombing plot. more information is coming out about those two brothers. a cousin says each brother was very different. the younger a smart and sweet kid, the older got into trouble. that cousin said he warned 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev that his older brother was a bad influence. >> from russia, the suspect's father insists his sons are innocent. he called his younger son a true angle studying medicine. >> someone framed them. i don't know who exact ly ly
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Apr 19, 2013 7:00am PDT
out of intensive care today. first lady michelle obama visited him in a boston hospital yesterday. it's not clear when he will return home. >>> san francisco police chief greg suhr holds a town hall meeting had afternoon about a fatal officer-involved shooting in the potrero hill area. the meeting is at 5:00 at downtown high school. >>> traffic and weather in just a moment. ,, the humble back seat. we believe it can be the most valuable real estate on earth. ♪ th wdesigned our newest subaru fr the back seat forward. introducing the all-new, completely restyled subaru forester. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. >>> good morning. we're continuing to watch this developing news out of hayward. mission boulevard both directions remains shut down south of 238 between blossom way and medford avenue. again, an alameda county sheriff's deputy hit and killed a pedestrian. so they continue their investigation there. also, northbound 101 approaching bailey avenue, that accident is still in the clearing stages. in the meantime, it's backed up from morgan hill to south san jose. bette
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Apr 21, 2013 8:30am PDT
china and president obama wrote a similar kind of letter, and john kerry did a long video having just gotten back from china endorsing the schwarzman scholars program, as well as the exchange concept. and so did henry kissinger who of course came here first in 1971 and helped open china for the west. >> schieffer: well, it is-- it is a remarkable thing that i think almost everyone would agree on. and we want to thank you for being with us as we broke this story. it's something we're all going to be hearing a lot about in the days to come. and i must say, some good news is a week when there was not very much of that. thank you so much, mr. schwarzman. and we'll be right back. ,, [ birds chirping ] [ inhales, exhales ] [ announcer ] cigarettes are not just dangerous when they're smoked. [ rat squeaking ] they're dangerous long after. cigarette butts are toxic. they release chemicals that poison our water... and harm wildlife. and millions... are polluting our environment. [ sniffing ] [ seagulls squawking ] for us today. and we're going to leave you remembering the victims of the boston
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Apr 17, 2013 4:00am PDT
: the third person killed was a boston university grad student. and president obama will come here tomorrow. he'll speak at an interfaith service dedicated to those killed and injured. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in boston. thank you, susan. >>> well, earlier i spoke with cnn correspondent john miller. he's also a former assistant fbi director and he says the bombs were simple but deadly. >> what we're learning is that both devices, the one in front of the runner's shop and the lenscrafters, the one in front of the starbucks were pressure cooker devices contained in black nylon bags or more likely backpacks, and the way the pressure cooker works is you put your explosives inside. it's a good device. for high explosives you can use smokeless powder or pyro techs, smokeless powder and you have your timer, your initiator, and when it's supposed to detonate. it detonates inside and then the pressure of the explosion builds up within the pressure cooker until it breaks. so what the pressure cooker does is it contains that explosive energy till it can't anymore, and then it in and of i
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Apr 20, 2013 5:00am PDT
. >>> like millions of americans president obama spent much of the day with his tv on keeping track of the dramatic events in watertown and when the manhunt was over he went to the white house room to speak to the nation. major garrett is there now and joins us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anthony and margaret. there are rare moments in a president's life when the flow of information to the commander in chief is not all that much different than the flow of information to the rest of us. when the president's best source of information isn't his vast array of advisers but live television. that describes president obama's friday evening. he watched the dramatic events on live television unfolding in watertown. he didn't make his way to the oval office until he had some sense that the second bomber had been captured. upon arriving at the oval office he received a phone call that no one else did from fbi director robert muellerpos positively that the second suspect was alive, in custody, and in hospital. there were questions that he had, questions that he knew the rest of the count
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Apr 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >> reporter: critics argue that's exactly what president obama wants, for flyers to feel it, complain to congress, and reverse the budget cuts. >> i believe he's instructing his agencies to do the things that inflict the most pain on the american people so that they're upset. >> the lawsuit filed by the airlines and pilots would delay the furloughs for at least 30 days. a court ruling could come this week. anthony and norah? >> sharyl attkisson. thanks, sharyl. >>> the swollen mississippi river is closed at vicksburg, mississippi, because of a sunken barge. there is widespread flooding farther north. it's especially bad in northern illinois where thousands of people have been forced out of their homes. dean reynolds is in versailles, illinois. >> reporter: good morning, anthony. heavy spring rains have swollen rivers across the midwest. there's major flooding reporting in six states, three deaths also reported and more rain may be on the way. illinois governor pat quinn braced for the challenge ahead. >> this is a natural disaster. we can't control nature and we've suffered
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Apr 16, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. today president obama ordered all flags at federal buildings to remain at half staff. >> now we're taking pictures and putting them up. >> and that can cripple crucial lines of communication during disaster. tonight we ask, how would your cell phone fare. >> how vandals are threatening the power supply for millions. >> you're going to need that heater coming up. if the winds die down, temperatures will go down to 35, san jose, down to 40. we are talking a warm up. find out when it gets here. >>> coming up at 6:30, how bay area students are cooking up a plan to survive our next big disaster. [ birds chirping ] [ inhales, exhales ] [ announcer ] cigarettes are not just dangerous when they're smoked. [ rat squeaking ] they're dangerous long after. cigarette butts are toxic. they release chemicals that poison our water... and harm wildlife. and millions... are polluting our environment. [ sniffing ] [ seagulls squawking ] has tested positive for the deadly >>> developing news out of washington, a letter intercepted on its way to capital hill has tested positive for the deadly poison ri
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Apr 16, 2013 12:00pm PDT
hurled into the crowd in the finish line yesterday! president obama is calling this an act of terrorism. the fbi still count know who was behind the blast. let's go to randall pinkston. >> nails, bibis, small pieces of mettlal designed to create -- metal designed to create maximum damage when they exploded. >> reporter: the area around the finish line is what police call the most complex crime scene in history. investigators continue to collect and process evidence including bomb fragments and cell phone videos and photos. mourners have been placing flowers at the scene. investigators denied reports that several unexploded bombs were found in the area. >> we only have two devices that aware of device and both devices were involved in the incident. >> reporter: three people were killed and more than 175 others were injured in the two blasts. among the fatalities, 8-year- old martin richard, the boy ice sister and mother were badly injured. >> they are a wonderful family and this is a horrific tragedy. >> reporter: investigators say the 12 block area near the finish line will re
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Apr 16, 2013 1:35am PDT
. but they are still unclear how the bombs were set off. president obama promised federal help for victims and their families. >> any responsible individuals, any responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news that a man is being detained and police are questioning him. but he is not being called a suspect. investigators are also looking at surveillance tape and other images of the scene before and after the explosion to try to piece together what happened and who might be responsible. now, in response to what's played out here in boston, other major cities are now beefing up their own security. in fact, london is slated to host its own marathon this coming sunday. they are now taking a second look at their security. reporting live in boston. back to you. >> investigators are still coming every square inch of boston. a senior u.s. intelligence official says as many as two unexploded bombs turned up at the end of the course and were safely disarmed. another device turned out not to be a bomb after all. as for the man being questioned, he
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Apr 15, 2013 6:00pm PDT
there was no warning. president obama vowed to find and bring to justice whoever is responsible. jonathan elias of our cbs boston station wbz was there on boylston street when the bombs went off. jonathan? >> scott, i was 30 feet away from that initial blast and we were filming people coming across the finish line for what should have been an end of a jubilant race. i mean, they were ecstatic. people were raising their arms up in the air, my producer, my photographer, myself, we are high-fiving these guys and just cheering them on and then a second later the bomb went off. when that first bomb went off we held our ground not knowing what had just happened and then seconds later the second bomb went off and that's when we knew exactly what was going on. we ran toward the scene of the initial blast as everyone else was running away trying to get out and off of boylston street. police officers down the street were holding up their hands and stopping some 9,000 runners still on the track telling them the race was over, they can't come down boylston and the carnage that was left on t
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Apr 22, 2013 5:30pm PDT
marathon attack. >> pelley: elaine, thank you. president obama also paused at 2:50 today to observe a moment of silence. he did in the private at the white house. the u.s. senate paused to remember the bombing victims and the busy trading floor at the new york stock exchange fell silent for a moment as well. the big remaining question, of course, is w and we spent the weekend talking pth people who knew the disbelief we heard nothing but disbelief about dzhokhar, the 19-year-old who was charged today, but some llo knew tamerlan, the older brother who was killed, had reason for concern. al amman lived in the apartment below tamerlan tsarnaev and he says three months ago the two of them argued about religion. >> he was explaining how the bible is a cheap copy of the koran and how it's used the american government to... as an excuse to invade other countries. al powmber he said that america's a colonial power ea trying to colonize the middle east and africa. and he also said that the most owsualties in afghanistan and iraq are innocent bystanders gunned down by american soldiers. >> pell
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Apr 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
michelle obama and certainly his classmates are rooting him on and glad to see him come meo the bay area very soon >>> passwords are supposed to be a secret. come on. but it's no secret a lot of people share the passwords with friends, especially if you are going to watch hbo or netflix. consumerwatch reporter julie watts on whether people who do that should be worried about it. >>> reporter: steven miller wants hbo. >> i'm a big bill maher fan. >> reporter: he just doesn't want everything that comes with it. >> you have to pay for comcast or dish and you have to buy the basic programs of which contain so many things i don't want to watch it's ridiculous. >> reporter: so he has come up with a workaround to watch his favorite show. he uses hbo go with a borrowed password. >> someone was kind enough to loan me their password and their id. >> reporter: and he is not alone. >> i do share some passwords, yeah. >> if a tight buddy, sure. >> reporter: by one estimate, 10 million people watch netflix for free by gging in as onelse and at least some are breaking the law by accessing paid con
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Apr 19, 2013 4:30am PDT
. 11-year-old aaron hern had a visit from first lady michelle obama yesterday. she gave him some stuffed toys and a medal from the president. the 6th grader is recovering from a severe shrapnel wound to the leg. it's not clear how much longer he will be in the hospital. >>> even those who made it out of the boston blast zone unhurt will always carry the scar of what they saw that day especially those who ran toward the danger to help. tracy monroe recalls kneeling whose g blown of i tried to hol hand and just rub her face and i said, hi, baby. look up at me. look in my eyes, come on, it's going to be okay. what's your name? what's your name? she just looked up at me and said, "jane." i'll never forget it. >> so sad there. jane is recovering, but monroe learned the little girl was the sister of 8-year-old martin richard who died in the attack. >> it's been quite a week out there, that's for sure. >> it has. >>> 4:33 let's get back to the bay area and let's check our traffic and weather. it looks like it's going to be one terrific weekend, huh, brian? >> it does. it looks like thin
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Apr 16, 2013 4:00am PDT
the blast. president obama vowed to find those responsible for the bombing. >> any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: white house officials say they are treating the bombings as an act of terrorism. now, the city of boston is on high alert. very, very high alert around this city as it wakes up. new york city also area of high alert around subways and certain landmarks and cities around the world are looking at security plans including sunday which has the london marathon. london marathon coming up and as for the city of boston, the governor here deval patrick said city of boston will operate today but it will not be business as usual. >> i don't expect that. susan mcginnis in boston. thank you. >>> following the explosions in boston, security was tightened around the country. at the white house the secret service shut down access to pennsylvania avenue. patrol cars blocked entry points but the white house was not on lockdown and the park across the street remains open. in new york city, a police command truck was m
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Apr 17, 2013 7:00am PDT
. could be anything at this point. >> thanks, john. >>> president obama called the attack cowardly and says investigators will uncover whoever is responsible. he will attend an interfaith service for the victims, it is being held in a cathedral less than a mile from monday's bombings. the president is expected to speak. >> condoleezza rice was secretary of state under george w. bush and served as national security advisor. thank you for joining us secretary rice. let me ask you about this. this is the first bomb attack on u.s. soil since 9/11. what is going on inside the white house. you have been there at a time like this trying to figure things out. >> yes. first let me add my voice, the condolence to the victims and their families prayers for the full recovery of those who remain. obviously in the white house, these are the most difficult of days, the president has to be at once the comforter of the country, the person who pulls the country together in difficult circumstances, the white house will be very focused on preventing the next attack. and indeed the kind of clues that john
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Apr 16, 2013 6:00am PDT
who the person is from the front and if he might be relative. >> president obama vowed to find those responsible for the bombing. >> any responsible individuals, responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: white house officials say they are treating the bombings as an act of terrorism. and the fbi is is appealing to marathon spectators, anybody that may have planted themselves at the finish line may have taken video, any audio or field pictures, the fbi wants to see those to unveil any evidence and clues to help them figure this out. in boston, susan mcginnis back to you. >> thank you for the live report. we are getting a sense of the scrambling that went on with boston law enforcement after the blast. here's a listen. >> this is an emergency, i need officers. >> you need to stay off the air. you need to stay off the air. make your way over there. off the air and make your way over there. >> besides the two bombs that went off, at least one other device was reported in the area and was safety disarmed. another device turned out not to be a bomb after all. a
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Apr 17, 2013 6:00pm PDT
have arrested a mississippi man in the case of tainted letters sent to president obama and a u.s. senator. police say that both letters tested positive for the deadly poison ricin. they were signed, i am kc, and i approve this message. they have been traced to a man near tupelo, mississippi. the letters were intercepted yesterday before they could reach their intended targets. >>> there was a measure that failed for more strict background checks for gun control. it was opposed by the national rifle association. the president blasted congress for killing the bill calling it a shameful day for washington. >> there were no coherent arguments as to why we wouldn't do this. it came down to politics. the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections. and so they caved to the pressure. and they started looking for an excuse, any excuse, to vote no. >> the president pinned the blame on a small minority of republican senators. however, five democrats also opposed the plan. >>> the wife of a former texas justice of the peace has been charged in conn
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Apr 17, 2013 5:00pm PDT
concrete. >> reporter: president obama and the first lady will travel to boston tomorrow to attend a memorial service for the victims. authorities have been very careful to say that they are not telling us if this person is a suspect but he is certainly someone they are hoping they will have a chance to speak to. in addition to the characteristics, the gray hooded sweatshirt and the black jacket, we know about his physical description. 6 to 6'2", medium build. live in boston, vinita nair. back to you. >>> it's not just law enforcement poring over the bomb evidence photographs. a bay area company saw those same photos and recognized one component as one of its own. new pictures released from the bombing site show a sub c3,000 battery made by tennergy based in fremont. the battery appears to be attached to black and red wires through the broken plastic cap. a spokesman for the company says the discovery cast a pall over their employees. >> appalled and shocked. these batteries are largely used for toys. rc cars and trucks. to see it used in sufficient a way just horrifying in such a wa
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Apr 18, 2013 5:30pm PDT
hospital nd six o and six of them are in critical condition. president obama visited with some of the wounded today after speaking at an interfaith service at boston's cathedral of the holy cross. many considered it one of the eresident's most passionate parthes. it was part sermon, part pep talk, and major garrett was there. major. >> reporter: scott, the president's speech from day one in the oval office was one he feared he would have to give but hoped he never would, a speech about civilians killed and wounded by an act of terrorism in americahis wah. the president wrote the speech himself. he finished it aboard air force one as he flew here. tried to fortify this wounded hey and he remembered three lives cut short. >> if they sought to intimidate us, to terrorize us, to shake us from those values that make us who we are as americans, well, it should be pretty clear by now that they picked the wrong city to do it. ( applause ) not here in boston. not here in boston. crystal was always smiling. alwe who knew her said with her red hair and freckles and her ever-eager willingness to
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Apr 18, 2013 11:00pm PDT
those suspects were released just hours after president obama attended an interfaith service meant to heal and inspire a city in mourning. the president spoke of the three people who died in the attacks as well as the more than 170 who were injured. >> as you begin this long journey of recovery, your city is with you. your commonwealth is with you. your country is with you. >> reporter: he said if the bombers wants to intimidate and terrorize, they chose the on city for their target. >> and this time next year, on the third monday in april, the world will return to this great american city to run harder than ever and to cheer even louder for the 118th boston marathon! >> reporter: boston, he said, will run again. the fbi says after they posted those two images of the suspect on their website, they had a record number of hits. at one point, so many people were logging on, the entire website crash. they are still reminding people to log on fbi.gov. they are encouraging people to speak up. >>> so where do investigators go from hear? face recognition software has been around for severa
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